Article on the public humanities

All,

There’s a great article today in /Inside Higher Ed/ on a symposium
called “Platforms for Public Scholars” by the always intelligent and
remarkable Scott McLemee. Sample quotation: “The public library is an
institution that nobody would be able to start now. A place where you
can read brand-new books and magazines for free? The intellectual
property lawyers would be suing before you finished the thought. So
while musing on collaborative and civic-minded research, it is worth
remembering the actually existing public infrastructure that is still
around. Strengthening that infrastructure needs to be a priority for
public scholarship.”

Special note to Creating Digital History students: digital archives are
mentioned as examples of public scholarship, and the organizer of the
symposium said talking about “We definitely want to produce a online
bibliography but maybe trying to use the Zotero exhibition approach there.”

Highly recommended. http://www.insidehighered.com/views/mclemee/mclemee263

Amanda


Amanda L. French, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Scholar, Digital Curriculum Specialist
Archives and Public History
New York University
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About Amanda French

I have a Ph.D. in English literature; my 2004 dissertation was a history of the villanelle. During graduate school I gained a good bit of experience with building websites, with technology training, and with marking up texts in XML at the Rossetti Archive and the Electronic Text Center; since then I’ve continued to do work (often in university libraries) related to the two cultures of technology and the humanities.
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